Reader Jay writes to inform us that Chase has discontinued the Visa Purchase Security and Warranty Manager Benefits for their check card. Visa’s Warranty Manager is a nifty service, allowing you to scoff at the “Extended Warranty” sales pitch when buying expensive electronics. From Visa’s site:
Warranty Manager’s registration service helps you take full advantage of your warranties, because you can get key information about your coverage with a single toll-free call. And if you send us your sales receipts and warranty information, we’ll keep everything on file–so arranging for a repair or replacement is as easy as picking up the telephone. Warranty Manager Service offers Extended Warranty Protection that doubles the free repair period under the original manufacturer’s written U.S. repair warranty up to one (1) additional year on eligible warranties of three (3) years or less when an item is purchased entirely with your eligible Visa card.
Chase’s credit cards will continue to offer the service, or you can consider switching to another bank. —MEGHANN MARCO
Visa Warranty Manager